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Georgetown Fire Company

 
 
Georgetown Fire Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
1. Georgetown Fire Company Marker
Inscription. On April 11, 1903, the commissioners of the Town of Georgetown held a public meeting to organize a fire company for the community. The effort was in response to the demands of businessmen and homeowners who had experienced rising insurance costs due to the many destructive fires which had plagued Georgetown and other neighboring communities. An 1883 Charles T. Holloway hand drawn ladder wagon was obtained and stored in the company’s first fire station, a frame structure on South Race Street. Their first motorized truck was a 1922 American LaFrance Type 75 Pumper, which was delivered by railcar. The Georgetown Fire Company was formally incorporated on September 26, 1922. Desiring more space, the company purchased a site on the east side of the Public Square in 1926. After years of continued growth, the demand for a new fire station resulted in the construction of the present building in 1966.
In 1937 the company established an annual fund-raising effort known as the “Oyster Eat.” Hundreds gather here each February to enjoy the food and fellowship of the event, which has been recognized by the United States Congress for its historical and cultural significance.
 
Erected 2003 by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-170.)
Georgetown Fire Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
2. Georgetown Fire Company Marker

 
Location. 38° 41.337′ N, 75° 23.088′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on South Bedford Street near West Pine Street. Click for map. Located on the firehouse wall at the front door. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown DE 19947, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph T. Adams House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sussex County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Return Day (about 400 feet away); Sussex County World War II Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Brick Hotel (about 500 feet away); Sussex County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Relocation of the County Seat (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Georgetown Fire Company and Marker along South Bedford Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
3. Georgetown Fire Company and Marker along South Bedford Street
Georgetown Fire Company 1966 bell commemorates present building image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
4. Georgetown Fire Company 1966 bell commemorates present building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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